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June 2018

“FORMATION”: The Guild of Book Workers 2018-2019 Traveling Juried Exhibition

June 15, 2018 - October 31, 2019

“FORMATION”: The Guild of Book Workers 2018-2019 Traveling Juried Exhibition

I am extremely honored to have two pieces in FORMATION, The Guild of Book Workers 2018-2019 traveling juried exhibition, with a theme evoking a wide array of interpretations.

Simply defined by Merriam Webster as “an act of giving form or shape to something,” ‘formation‘ can insinuate process, history, creation, change, beginnings, an arrangement, botany and landscape, personal narratives and impersonal storytelling. As artists, designers and craftspeople with our own histories that form us, we also play a vital role in the formation of objects and experiences; pulp molded into paper, paper folded into books, books shelved into a library.

What is the final product, if not for the methods used to create it? What makes us into the artists we are? What pushes us to continue to create?

Exhibition Schedule:
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis, MN
June 15–October 21, 2018

Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum
Atlanta, GA
November 1, 2018–March 7, 2019

University of California, Los Angeles
Charles E. Young Research Library Lobby Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
March 15–May 25, 2019

North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA
June 5–July 27, 2019

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
August 1–October 30, 2019

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March 2019

KidCraft: Fabric Art – A Women’s History Month Event!

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
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Come and celebrate Women's History Month by creating an original fabric collage/quilt as inspired by Faith Ringgold, renowned artist known for her narrative quilts. Learn about her and other women artists! 

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“Let’s Make Books”

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
El Monte Library, 3224 TYLER AVE
EL MONTE, 91731 United States
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Join us to learn to make a fun accordion fold book with pop-ups that you can use as a gift, a card, or just for yourself!Ages 5-12, all materials provided.  Children under 5 will need the active participation of a parent/caregiver.

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Envelope Book Workshop

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Granada Hills Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 10640 Petit Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344
Granada Hills, United States
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Artist-in-Residence Debra Disman will lead a "Envelope Bookmaking" workshop!Learn to create a book that can be sent through the mail...snail mail!Create heartfelt gifts and cards, and develop your own content while learning new skills.All are welcome!This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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August 2019

“OFFAL”

August 15 @ 11:00 am - September 22 @ 4:00 am
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90027 United States
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Offal: August 15 – September 22, 2019
Opening reception: Sunday, August 11, 2 – 5 PM
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents a show conceived from the subject of offal (ˈôfəl,ˈäfəl), or the culture of consuming innards–a subject matter we hope will not be too awful to stomach.

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